Last month saw the birth of the first spring lambs of the year in the Rancho Mirage/Palm Desert herd as many of these ewes gave birth last fall. There are a number of pregnant ewes that we expect to give birth soon so we’re following them closely. Unfortunately, we don’t have as promising news for the Palm Springs herd. We haven’t seen very many lambs there lately. There are still a number of lambs alive in the La Quinta herd, but several are sick. So, we’ll keep you posted as we continue to monitor lamb status in our study area.